2021 Business Excellence Awards
Information for Nominees

Congratulations on your nomination for a Mid West Chamber of Commerce and Industry Business Excellence Award.         

MWCCI  are proud to host these premier awards that celebrate and recognise the achievements of our business community.

To progress with your nomination and aspire to even greater heights of success, you will be required to complete an online submission.

The MWCCI Business Excellence Awards will be held on Saturday 7 August 2021 at 6pm at the Batavia Hall.

Submissions are due 5pm 14 June 2021.

Judging and Interviews 5-9 July.

Award Categories

Individual Awards

An employer or employee who has significantly contributed toward the economy and development of the Mid West region as well as shown skills in leadership and management.

 This person demonstrates a commitment to providing excellent customer service within the tourism industry. The award is to recognise their dedication to regional awareness, economy, development and local knowledge.

  This person demonstrates the following criteria within the hospitality sector. Their presentation, acknowledgment and greeting. Selling skills, overall service levels, customer interaction, meeting customer expectations and product knowledge.

 This person demonstrates the following criteria within the retail sector. Their presentation, acknowledgment and greeting, how their customer service adds value to our economy. Selling skills, overall service levels, customer interaction, meeting customer expectations and product knowledge

 This individual demonstrates the following criteria within the health, trade, education farming or business sectors. Their presentation, acknowledgement and greeting, how their customer service adds value to our economy by using selling skills, service levels, interaction with customers, meeting customer expectations and product knowledge.

Business Awards

 The business must have 0-2 employees, including those that earns an income or drawings. This business may operate either at home or rent any premises other than your home, regardless whether there is a shop front.

The business must employ fewer than five staff members (full-time or equivalent) at the time of your entering your local awards.

The business must employ six to fifteen staff members (full-time or equivalent) employees at the time of entering your local awards.

The business must employ sixteen and more members (full-time or equivalent) employees at the time of entering your local awards.

The business must be part of a franchise and carry out all business activities in-line with the requirements of your franchise agreement, as long as the core business nominated operates within the Mid West

Open to any Not for Profit or Charity based business in the Mid West.

The business employs Aboriginal people and has supportive relationships with Aboriginal people, their businesses and communities.

The business must employ, support and encourage training through an apprenticeship, internship and or traineeships.

This award recognises tourism operators who provide a unique or exceptional visitor experience. Adding value and vibrancy toward the Mid West tourism industry and showcasing our region.

This business must be an active contributor toward business growth through using marketing tools and entrepreneurial approaches with local, state or national media.

The business must be able to show that it has made significant contribution to its local community.         

The award is to recognise a business whose community involvement is not the actual focus of its operations; it is about acknowledging the additional efforts made to support the local community.

This must demonstrate the following criteria within the retail industry- Their presentation, acknowledgement and greeting, how their customer service adds value to our economy by using selling skills, service levels, Interaction with customers, Meeting customer expectations & product knowledge

FAQ

Entering awards programs can provide a range of benefits; it isn’t just about fame and fortune, there are also significant marketing and business management advantages to be gained.

Top ten reasons to enter the awards                                                   

  • Incredible exposure for your business; winning awards is a marketer’s dream –the opportunities for promotion are huge.
  • Winning, or becoming a finalist, builds credibility for your business in your local community and industry and sets you apart from your competitors. Customers also like the assurance of buying from an award winning business.
  • They are a great way to boost morale and bring your staff together, particularly if you involve everyone in sharing their knowledge to write a winning submission.
  • Your submission is like a business plan, it is a perfect vehicle for you to analyse your performance over the past 12 months and identify areas of growth.
  • Gathering information helps you to systemise your business and formally record what is often only in your head.
  • It reaffirms why you started the business in the first place and helps you to rediscover what makes your business unique.
  • The structure of an award submission gives you the tools to display financial information in easy to view graphs and tables which are perfect for ongoing business management.
  • Asking questions like ‘what has your business done for the local community?’ and ‘in what way is your business innovative?’ provides you with great material for future PR campaigns.
  • Finally, once you have written one award submission you can tweak the same material to enter others.

Even without winning, the BEA give you the opportunity to examine your business, or a certain aspect of your business, in a way you hadn’t before. This regularly leads to new ideas and new approaches, which can result in market innovation and leadership.

If you have previously entered the awards you will be aware that certain parts of the submission would have highlighted areas for growth within your business that you may had not have formerly been aware of. Illustrating how you have risen to this challenge in following years will add significant weight to your present submission entry.

While we agree that submissions do take time to write, you should view it as an opportunity to think strategically about your business. Many small business operators get bogged down in the day-to-day running of their business, writing an award submission is a way to step back and think objectively.

If you aren’t feeling confident why not come to one our our Awards Ready Workshops.

Awards Ready Workshops

Wednesday, 19 May 2021 (9am - 11am) OR Thursday, 20 May 2021 (12pm - 2pm)

This FREE workshop will guide you to write an award winning submission.

RSM Business Local advisors, David Boyes and Jen Hanrahan will go through each of the questions in the awards submission and provide useful tips and sample answers to set you on the right track to write a winning entry. Can’t make the workshops? Thats ok, David and Jen are happy to meet you one on one. Call them for an appointment on 1800 249 562 or visit www.rsmbusinesslocal.com.au/mid-west.

Business Excellence Awards Submission Form

Submissions must be completed using this online form.
Download the Business Award Questions and Individual Award Questions to help you prepare your submission.

Submissions are due 5pm 14 June 2021.